vSAN Misconceptions: Drivers and Firmware Don’t Matter

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This is a guest post from Adam Sweetser, Senior Technical Support Engineer, vSAN GSS. Adam provides vSAN support to, and speaks with real customers day in and day out, about real-world issues.  vSphere is the enterprise-grade hypervisor that has been used to run business-critical workloads by more than 500,000 VMware customers for years. It is commonly Read more...
hyperconverged infrastructure

Designing vSAN Networks – 2019 Update

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Back in 2017, I wrote three blogs that covered some common vSAN network design choices: Designing vSAN Networks – Dedicated or Shared Interfaces? Designing vSAN Networks – Why Should I Use the Distributed Switch? Designing vSAN Networks – Using Multiple Interfaces? I thought it would be a good idea to start out the new year Read more...

VMware The Most Deployed Hyperconverged Infrastructure, According to 451 Research

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VMware is pleased to announce 451 Research has proven VMware to be the market leader in hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI)! We’re excited to see more 2.5x more organizations select vSAN for their digital transformation than the second largest vendor. Almost two-thirds of organizations that adopted hyperconverged infrastructure have adopted VMware vSAN. VMware sees this as a Read more...
HCIBench

Measuring Performance in VMware Cloud on AWS

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Up until recently measuring cluster performance inside the VMware Cloud on AWS Service has been a complicated affair. This is primarily due to the distributed nature of vSAN and its ability to scale-out operations. Measuring cluster performance requires several simultaneous workloads to saturate the cluster and measure top end capabilities. HCIBench has been VMware’s go-to Read more...
vforum

Transformation in Action: Register for vForum Online Oct. 9

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If you’re an IT professional you know that IT begins with you! As the driving force behind the digital transformation in your organization, you need insight into the changing IT landscape. We have just the event for you. Join us on October 9 for vForum, VMware’s largest online IT event. You’ll have the chance to Read more...

VMware a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Hyperconverged Infrastructure, Q3 2018

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Today, VMware was recognized as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Hyperconverged Infrastructure, Q3 20181. VMware believes that this recognition is validation of our products’ increasing value to customers, and as the market continues to shift to a software-only, full stack solution (championed by VMware since inception), VMware will continue to drive leadership in this Read more...
Data Placement Optimization

Data Placement Optimizations in vSAN 6.7

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A primary responsibility of storage is to make data requested readily available for access. While this may seem obvious, storage systems go to great lengths to accomplish this clear, but challenging objective. Hyper-converged infrastructures factor in additional considerations for data placement and resilience, as the storage is distributed across hosts. Considerations include, but not limited Read more...

VMworld Deep Thoughts

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  As VMworld season approaches, and the VMworld catalog is live, you may have some questions. You may ask yourself “Where do I start with so much material”? And you may ask yourself “Who’s session should I attend?” And you may wonder “How do I get into that party?” And you may ask yourself “Where Read more...